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How to feed a baby pigeon and other vital advice (Rousse)

I kept a baby pigeon in a tiny cage in the corner of my granny’s kitchen. I regretted my decision to store his favourite food (fresh broccoli) with the coal in the bucket next to the back door. The coal … Continue reading

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A late resolution to train for the Olympics at London 2012 (Rousse)

It felt like a University of Birmingham reunion. In reality we were gathered together to celebrate the birthday of the youngest person in our year. HW (now HJ) was finally 40. Everyone was there for the party: Spotted for the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor’s multiple husbands not unique (Rousse)

Counting Richard Burton twice, Elizabeth Taylor had eight husbands – and so did I! By some miracle there were eight TPRs in the house. This was extremely handy, albeit a bit of a squash at bedtime. One day as I … Continue reading

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Kevin McCloud advises Rousse on housing law

Kevin McCloud wandered into my Edinburgh flat just at the right moment. His knowledge of housing law would deal with the squatting Spaniards. I had never heard of this strange ancient tradition that, they claimed, gave them the right to … Continue reading

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The British Library, Radio 4, and small furry pests (Rousse)

MJ proudly touted his secret weapon to eradicate the British Library’s rodent problem: a super-mouse to chase all others out of the building. I was surprised that legitimate cross-charged services at the library included pest control. Meanwhile my new Italian … Continue reading

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